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Type 2 diabetes mellitus: clinical review

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


September 25, 2015


May 4, 2017

Programme Description

This article by Professor Iskandar Idris, updated in 2017, reviews the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include criteria for diagnosing diabetes mellitus in patients with and without symptoms, screening, and a structured care plan.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the epidemiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Summarise the goals of management of patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Explain the prognosis in patients with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Readers' comments

    `A brilliant review.'

    `Updated and refreshed my knowledge very well.’

    `Excellent overview of Type 2 diabetes.’


    Activity author
    Professor Iskandar Idris
    Associate professor in diabetes and honorary consultant physician
    Royal Derby Hospital and University of Nottingham

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation.You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required